August 2023 Newsletter

Construction and Floor Plan

Christ On Main will soon begin the construction of our interior space for an anticipated grand opening later this year. Our team is designing the features that will make our location a beautiful oasis for prayer and spiritual resources. The floor plan includes a reading lounge, community flex space, retail section, prayer room, and more.


Let us know if you would like a pre-construction tour of the site with a detailed look at the architectural drawings!


Financial Support

Your financial contributions are making a profound impact as we prepare for the grand opening and continue offering local events. We encourage both major gifts and ongoing support.


Join our amazing supporters in the Century Club through a recurring monthly donation of $100. We are seeking this amount from 100 donors. Donations can be made by clicking here.


Shroud Event in September

Our event next month is a dynamic presentation of artifacts & artwork connected with the Shroud of Turin! We invite you to join us at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on September 7th at 7:00p.m. We are thrilled to welcome our presenter Dr. Cheryl White of LSU Shreveport, an expert on the shroud.


Click here to register for this free event. We currently have over 100 people registered!


Activities and Involvement

We are continuing to organize weekly & monthly activities that will happen onsite at Christ On Main. Our goal is to bring people from various backgrounds into an environment where they can explore a friendship with Jesus Christ and develop an understanding of Catholicism.


Your involvement is vital as we prepare to greet visitors, lead activities, organize events, and administer daily operations. We are seeking committee members and storefront volunteers for a variety of roles!


Please contact our executive director Brendan Dudley at brendan@christonmain.org



Note:  The Christ On Main is a federally approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit chartered in the state of South Carolina. This means that all donations are tax-deductible both at the state and federal level.  

July 2023 Newsletter

Drop-In Event

Christ On Main hosted an enthusiastic gathering of supporters at our drop-in event on June 8th. We brought together a hundred people, including Mayor White, to meet our leadership while viewing the design plans and goals for the storefront. We are grateful that Fr. Newman from St. Mary’s Catholic Church gave a blessing of our location through prayers and the sprinkling of holy water.  

Remodel Updates & Community Notice

We are finalizing our architectural plans for the distinct spaces within Christ on Main. Our goal is to develop a beautiful and prayerful oasis that offers resources, education, and community. The storefront remodeling will start this summer, and we are currently offering tours to highlight the details of our project.

We are also spreading awareness throughout Greenville! We look forward to visiting parishes in the coming months, and we invite you to share what’s happening with Christ On Main at your parish, workplace, and neighborhood. 

You can connect with us through our Facebook page, website, and by contacting our executive director Brendan Dudley at brendan@christonmain.org 

September Event

Our event this September is a dynamic presentation of artifacts & artwork connected with the Shroud of Turin. We invite you to join us at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on September 7th at 7:00p.m. for a fantastic evening. Click here to register for this event!

Your Support

We are seeking committee members, storefront volunteers, and continued financial contributions. Contact us today to support Christ On Main with your gifts & talents! 

Along with major gifts, we encourage you to join our Century Club through a recurring monthly donation of $100. We are seeking this amount from 100 donors. Donations can be made by clicking here.  

Note:  The Christ On Main is a federally approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit chartered in the state of South Carolina. This means that all donations are tax-deductible both at the state and federal level.  

June 2023 Newsletter

Building & Leadership

We took major steps forward this spring by securing a downtown location and hiring an executive director! Brendan Dudley started as executive director in May and is preparing to lead our downtown storefront called Christ On Main at 14 South Main Street. “Coming Soon” signs are already in place at the location.

We will offer a beautiful and welcoming environment and a variety of activities, events, and resources to proclaim the gospel of Christ and introduce visitors to the fullness of the Catholic faith.

There will be many opportunities to participate in and contribute to Christ On Main. You may e-mail brendan@christonmain.org.

Summer Goals

The major project this summer is the remodeling and furnishing of the storefront interior. Current plans include a front space for retail items, an open area for various activities, a screen to promote events, a dedicated prayer room, and more

As we transform the interior, volunteer committees will help to plan ongoing programs and sponsored events at the downtown location and at local parishes. Let us know if you would like to help shape our future by joining a committee.

Your help as a volunteer will be vital for daily life at the storefront. We need volunteers for numerous roles: greeting visitors, initiating conversations, managing retail, organizing events, and leading activities. Contact us about any of these roles! We anticipate the power of Jesus Christ working through our volunteers to showcase the joy of the Gospel.

Grand Opening

We anticipate a grand opening of Christ On Main later this year! Stay tuned for a monthly newsletter and updates regarding the opening.

Century Club

We encourage you to join our Century Club with a recurring monthly donation of $100. This monthly amount from 100 donors will place us on a sound financial basis as we move forward with confidence to share the Gospel in Greenville. Donations can be made through our web site: www.catholic.center.

Note:  The Christ On Main is a federally approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit chartered in the state of South Carolina. This means that all donations are tax-

deductible both at the state and federal level.  

January Update

Candlemas Event

On January 27, a large and enthusiastic group of supporters gathered at the Poinsett Club in Greenville to celebrate Candlemas, enjoy dinner, and receive an update on the progress of the Christ On Main of Greenville. Father Jay Scott Newman of St. Mary’s offered the invocation and Father Christopher Smith of Prince of Peace gave an eloquent address on the importance of Catholic evangelization in the upstate. Board of Directors Chairman Jordan Roberts provided an overview of the VCIC’s mission by comparing our work to that of St. Francis of Assisi’s mission to rebuild the San Damiano Chapel. Vice Chairman Robert Poppleton briefed the gathering on the ongoing search for a downtown location. In the last 18 months, the VCIC’s Board has visited over 20 potential locations and submitted 4 offers, none of which were accepted. However, we are currently in negotiations with a landlord for a Main Street location and hope to have good news soon.

]As the VCIC moves closer to securing a physical location and hiring a Director of Operations, the need for spiritual and financial support becomes even more important. Please continue to support the VCIC with your prayers, presence, and finances.

Photos of the event are included in the EVENTS section of the website

Century Club

You can donate to the VCIC through our website at https://catholic.center/donate/. We encourage you to join the Century Club by setting up a recuring $100 monthly donation. This will help cover the Center’s operating costs, including site upfit and a Director’s salary. All donations, of any amount, are welcome and appreciated.

2023 Events

VCIC just announced its 2023 Events Schedule. See on-line brochure

Sign-up to our events is open online. Go the the calendar and click on the event. You will see the brochure for the event and a link to register using Evite

Giving to Christ On Main

As you make your charitable contributions at the end of the year, please prayerfully consider joining the Century Club of the Christ On Main (VCIC) of Greenville.
Members of the Century Club make a recurring donation of at least $100 per month and receive first access to VCIC news and events. Our goal is to have 100 members of the Century Club by the time the Center officially opens in 2023.

Your support and prayers will help to establish and maintain a beautiful, welcoming center for the proclamation of the gospel of Christ. With your support, the center will truly be a spiritual oasis in the heart of the vibrant and growing city of Greenville, inviting Catholics and non-Catholics, young and old, to encounter the richness of the Christian faith.

To join the Century Club, please click here and select your donate option by following the instructions

1) Onetime or Recurring donation using a credit card or PayPal.If using your credit card or PayPal click on the button Donate using your credit card or PayPal. On the next screen make sure to select monthly to make your gift recurring

2) By direct draft (ACH) from a bank account:If you prefer to pay by direct draft (ACH) from a bank account, please select Recurring donationYou may also make a one-time donation through the website or by sending a check to Christ On Main, 914 Pendleton Street, Suite 200, Greenville, SC 29601.

The Christ On Main is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) South Carolina corporation established in 2021by Catholic laity with the blessing of the Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston. All gifts are fully tax-deductible.